What a tragedy. Eddie Montgomery, a member of the country group Montgomery Gentry, lost his son, Hunter, on Sept. 27. Hunter died at the young age of 19 after being in an accident that put him on life support.
Eddie Montgomery, 51, has tragically lost his son, Hunter. The Montgomery Gentry singer’s son sadly died on Sept. 27 at 19 years old. Hunter had been placed on life support in a Kentucky hospital after getting into an accident.
“My son Hunter went to heaven today,” the singer told PEOPLE in a statement. “I appreciate all your prayers and love and thank you for giving us privacy as we grieve and say goodbye.” Hunter had spent many days on life support due to injuries he sustained in an accident that happened last week, according to Taste of Country.
Hunter is the youngest of Eddie’s kids with ex-wife Tracy. Eddie has four children — Kevin, Brooke, Candace and Hunter. Hunter was just starting a new chapter in his life. He became engaged to his girlfriend in Aug. 2014 after proposing during one of Eddie’s concerts.
Poor Eddie has been through his share of experiences. Eddie was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010 after complaining about his hip while one of his sons was in the hospital. Thankfully, he was declared cancer free one year later. He filed for personal bankruptcy in Jan. 2014. Eddie married Jennifer Belcher in April 2014.
Eddie and the other half of Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry, released their latest album, Folks Like Us, in June 2015. (You can buy it HERE.) They were awarded Favorite New Artist in Country at the 1999 American Music Awards. In the past, the group has collaborated with Toby Keith, Five for Fighting and The Allman Brothers Band.
Our thoughts go out to Eddie’s family and friends as they mourn the loss of Hunter.
— Avery Thompson